Datalink Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Datalink (NASDAQ:DTLK) will report earnings after markets close on Monday, April 29th. Datalink Corporation is an information architect. The Company analyzes, designs, implements, and supports information storage infrastructure that store, protect, and provide continuous access to information. Datalink’s specialized capabilities and solutions span various networked storage products, incorporating hardware, software, and technical services.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Datalink Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.18 per share on revenues of $132.06 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 16.20.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.24 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.98, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Datalink has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 195.60 178.08 293.68 380.03 491.20
Diluted EPS ($) 0.27 -0.04 0.18 0.61 0.60

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 114.71 119.09 120.04 104.77 147.30
Diluted EPS ($) 0.17 0.12 0.18 0.11 0.19

Past Performance:
Datalink has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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